Surviving A Layoff

The First Step

The First Step

As with any major change in your life, there are initial steps that need to be taken to make the transition smoother. Below are some steps that will help you determine your financial status and get you started on the road to recovery.

How to File for Unemployment:

One of the first and most important steps you need to take is to file for unemployment benefits. This video will explain how unemployment benefits work, what you may qualify for, your responsibilities as a claimant, and how to file your initial and bi-weekly claims.

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Creating a Budget

Another critical step you need to take is to create a budget. Even though you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, your income may be lower than it was. By creating a budget you will have the necessary financial information you need to move forward. This video will walk you through creating a monthly budget, determine your spending habits and provide guidance in working with credit counselors if that is a service you need.

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How the Jobs Service Can Help

Knowing where to turn to for help is vital in any situation; in this particular instance your local Job Service Office will play a key role in helping you find your next job. This video will touch on the various services your local job service office can provide you during this transition.

Note:  Because services at local Job Service Offices vary, some services may not be available in your area.

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The First Step
Safety Net Programs
Training & Education Opportunities
The Job Hunt